A portrait miniature of an unknown fashionable young Gentleman
A portrait miniature of an unknown fashionable young Gentleman

JOHN SMART (1742-1811)

A portrait miniature of an unknown fashionable young Gentleman

1765 London

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wearing rust coloured doublet secured with jewelled buttons, a fine white lace Van Dyck style collar and blue robe over his right shoulder.
set in the original gilt-metal frame

Although it has not been possible to identify the sitter here was clearly a man of wealth who followed the "Cavalier" fancy-dress costume called a Van Dyke, which was popular during the reign of George III.
Chip to glass. Dusty around the edge, old damp patch around the bottom of the hair across the neck and chin
Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009
The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures, (Dublin, privately published, 2009) pp 10, 54 (#232).
Dimensions
Height 3.20 cm (1.26 inches)
Stock Code
4723
Medium
watercolour on ivory
Signed/Inscribed
Signed with initials on the obverse and dated 1765
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